The crate with four of our bikes was loaded onto the freight truck today. That signals the end of the preperation for the North American Handmade Bikeshow. Nate and I will get on a plane and head to Virginia on Wednesday. The bikes all look great, I was a bit bummed that my personal bike didn't make the time cut, but that's how it works. I'm really looking forward to checking out bikes and bike people for a few days.

Hopefully the drama of whom is allowed to throw a party during the weekend gets sorted out. It seems that the organization's goal is to capitalize any time a group gathers in the name of handmade bikes. I don't think this is a very sustainable model.

Aside from that, there will be a lot to check out. If you are able to make it to Richmond next weekend, be sure to stop by and see what we brought. There is a new t-shirt in olive for the grandpas who think aqua is too bold. I'll post pictures when we unpack them next week.

Last year I tried to post pictures daily on our flickr page, but it was tough. I'm going to try to be better this year so for those of you who can't make it to the show, keep your eyes tuned to the flickr page. Thanks for reading.